Thursday, December 26, 2013

Second Christmas

PIt so considered second Christmas here in Curaçao. Kind of a fun way to view Boxing Day I think!

And today we are off to the beach while the boys golf!

Will be sure to write of all our adventures soon. 

But until then, here is another photo to pass the time. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A little piece of paradise

Sometimes I wonder if heaven looks different for everyone... Or maybe our desires change... Either way, this is what my heaven on earth looks like!!

The view from our villa when we woke up yesterday morning

 Our quick trip into Willemstad for lunch and a little groceries

So glad we were one of the blessed ones to get out of Toronto before the power outtages and messy conditions really started!

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Weekend Get away

We had the opportunity to take advantage of free rooms at a ski resort in Utah. As you may have noticed - Jimmy and I are not ones to shy away from a fun trip - especially when the cost is minimal. Even better - this deal could be extended to friends or family. Of course we invited a couple who is both to us - Robert and C. Ann.

It was the posh Montage at Deer Valley resort which was a ski up resort. As you skied back to the lift you passed the heated outdoor pool. Too fun.


The grounds had these wonderful fire pits where you could cozy up. Too bad we didn't think to bring marshmallows.

In all honesty - we didn't ski at all - but we sure did enjoy the hot tubs. This was where we relaxed Friday and Saturday.

And this was the view from the Sunday morning hot tub.

The hotel was sitting on top of this beautiful view of the valley. It really was a stunning property.

I snapped some pictures of downtown Park City but those are on my big camera which Jimmy has at the airport with him. So I guess you will just have to tune back in next weekend to see those pictures.

Thanks Structure for a fantastic weekend.

Sunday, March 24, 2013


Since this is the big birthday and 40 is the new 20 (at least that is what I am telling myself), we couldn't stop with New Orleans. Since Jimmy and Duane are both 40 - a group of us decided that a trip to sand sun and ocean is also in order!

We headed over the first week in March with 10 friends and had a fantastic time.

Our resort was beautiful

Jimmy showing off his cooking skills

We headed into Havana for the day and stopped at this pretty lookout

The view of downtown Havana from the old fortress

 The old cars were gorgeous

Hemingways favorite haunt

A trip to Cuba isn't complete without a shot of their famous cigars

I loved all the bright colours

We were able to climb into a '59 chevy for a trip into Varadero

We loved every minute of this beautiful country.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

And Part II

For all those of you patiently waiting - here is part 2 of our lovely little weekend!

We guided ourselves around the garden district (which included an Archie Manning sighting)!

The homes were stunning!

The cemetery is right out of Double Jeopardy! 

So much beautiful stained glass! 

 The verandas were beautiful artwork on every home.

We got to take in a couple mardi gras parades.

And of course the trip wouldn't be complete without a little Barq's and a Po'Boy

Saturday, March 02, 2013

The Big Easy Part 1

Jimmy and I had the opportunity to check out the  Big Easy in January and loved every minute of it.

We stayed at a gorgeous hotel:

We checked out Bourbon Street:

We wandered around the French Quarter

You will just have to wait to see what else we did . . .